Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sallisaw Police Arrest Burglary Suspect


Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin announced today that the Sallisaw Police Department has solved the recent rash of car burglaries.

Franklin stated, “In the last two weeks officers have taken approximately 15 reports of vehicles being burglarized. During the course of the investigation a picture taken from one of the victim’s surveillance cameras was posted on the Sallisaw Police Department’s Facebook page. There was an overwhelming response from the public with information on who the male subject was. Officers were able to follow up on the leads that came in and located Colt Watkins.”

Franklin said Watkins, 21, was questioned at the Sallisaw Police Department and he confessed to the burglaries. Officers were able to recover four firearms that had been stolen during these vehicle burglaries, as well as other items.

Watkins was arrested and faces multiple counts of second-degree burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property charges. Watkins is being held at the Sequoyah County Jail.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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